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Early Origins of the Chauveau family

The surname Chauveau was first found in Britanny (French: Bretagne). Cited in early times are Renaud Chauveau, who was named bishop of Châlons in 1351, and Audouin Chauveron, who held an important position in Paris in 1381.

The Chauvel family in Normandy maintained nobility in 1666 and the Chauvels of Martinière in Blésois (English: Blois) and Maine gave a treasurer from France to Bourges in 1642. The Nouëttes branch of the family gave Jérôme, a prosecutor of the bourgeois of Rennes who was ennobled in 1606, and two councilors to the Parliament of Brittany in 1672. [1]

Early History of the Chauveau family

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Chauveau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Chauve, Chauveau, Chauvet, Choveau, Chovel, Chauvelin, Chauvelet, Chauvelon, Chauvelot, Chauvin, Chauvineau, Chovin, Chouvin, Chauvet, Chauvette, Chovet, Chouvet, Chauvard, Chauvaux, Chauvat, Chauvois, Chauvard, Chauvenet, Chauvillion, Chauvier, Chauveron, Chauvron and many more.

Early Notables of the Chauveau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst this name at this time was Urbain Chauveton, an evangelist in 1560; Antoine Chauveau was caretaker of the Abbey of S. Gervais, Paris in 1580; Francois Chauveau was a painter, drawer, and engraver in Paris in 1613; François Chauveau (1613-1676), a French painter and engraver; Henri-Philippe abbey of Chauvelin was councillor at the Parliament, abbey of Montieramay, and held an important role at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris in 1714; Francois-Pierre-Alexandre Chauvel was a Baron and general in Honfleur in 1766; Bernard-Francois marquis of Chauvelin was a politician in Paris in 1766; Louis-Joseph Chauveau was colonel in Cretteville...
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Chauveau Ranking

In France, the name Chauveau is the 352nd most popular surname with an estimated 11,571 people with that name. [2]

Canada Chauveau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Chauveau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Chauveau, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Jacques Pepin arriving on 27th March 1656 [3]
  • Jean Chauveau, son of Daniel and Marie, who married Marie Albert, daughter of François and Thomasse, in Quebec on 29th October 1663 [4]
  • Marguerite Chauveau was married in Lévis, Quebec, in 1693
Chauveau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Charles Chauveau, son of Pierre and Marie-Charlotte, who married Marguerite Boissonneau, daughter of Nicolas and Jeanne, in Quebec on 29th October 1738 [4]
  • Joseph-Jean Chauveau, son of Joseph and Périnne, who married Marguerite Lereau, daughter of Pierre and Marguerite, in Quebec on 21st April 1741 [4]
  • Claude Chauveau, son of Pierre and Marie-Charlotte, who married Catherine Filteau, daughter of Nicolas and Françoise, in Quebec on 18th September 1747 [4]
  • Louis Chauveau, son of Pierre and Marie-Charlotte, who married Geneviève Chamard, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Quebec on 26th July 1751 [4]
  • Jean-Baptiste Chauveau, son of Jean and François-Catherine, who married Marie-Madeleine Silvain, daughter of Pierre and Jeanne, in Quebec on 10th April 1752 [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Chauveau (post 1700) +

  • Philippe Chauveau, engineer with the decoration of Cavalier of the legion of honour and Cavalier of the national order of Merit, war Cross, 39-45. He lives in Moulins, France
  • Guy Michel Chauveau, teacher and Deputy in La Flèche, France
  • Christian Chauveau, administrator of society in Paris

  1. Hozier, Charles D, and Antoine Bachelin-Delforenne. État présent De La Noblesse française (1883-1887): Contenant Le Distionnaire De La Noblesse Contemporaine Et Larmorial général De France, Dapres Les Manuscrits De Ch. D Hozier. Librairie Des Bibliophiles, 1884. Print.
  3. Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from
  4. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook